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5 travel hacks for on-the-go parents

Getting from point A to point B with young kids is an adventure within itself. Whether by plane, train or automobile, parents are on the search...

Photo by Lily Crossley-Baxter

Japan’s longest cave awaits your exploration

Caves. Not everyone’s a fan. If you are though, Yamaguchi boasts the longest in Japan, and it’s quite spectacular. The cave scene might be a bit...

International Destination: Treasures of Taiwan

When you think of a vacation destination, Taiwan is unlikely in your top 20 list of must-visit places, let alone in your top 10. What you might...

Photo courtesy of Tokyo Miditown

Japan’s all lit up for the holidays

From late autumn through winter, elaborate and colorful light displays – from the northern island of Hokkaido to the southern islands of Okinawa...
Photos by Miyuki & Takahiro Takiguchi

Polaroid perfection: Kawasaki’s unique setting offers picturesque place for photo junkies

Snapping artsy shots of factories at night is a trendy activity among Japanese these days. The artificial, somewhat surrealistic views of the...
Photos by Steve Morton

Hiking Japan's Central Alps

Day1: Missing the halfway point
 
For anyone hiking along the Central Alps from Mount Kiso...
Close encounters with the wildlife on the way to Nara.  Photo courtesy of Sarah Marchildon

Take a tour of Nara on two wheels

Part of the charm of visiting the ancient capital of Nara is to slow down to the pace of life here. When you let go of the stresses of urban...
Photos by Nano Betts

Here's how to spend a perfect day in beautiful Hakone

There are endless reasons to go to the small resort town of Hakone, although for me personally it was an urge to spend some time in nature and...

Yu Kai Sou Kai: Bathhouse lets you soak in Japan’s customs

In Japan, a “sento,” or public bathhouse, is where you go to soak away your cares, pamper yourself and re-energize. It’s also one of those only-in...

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